College of Music Program Book 2011-2012: Ensemble & Other Performances, Volume 3 Page: 37
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about our artist
Pianist Alan L. Smith is one of the United States' most highly regarded figures in the
field of collaborative artistry. His performing experiences have included associations in
major venues with such musical personalities as bass-baritone Thomas Stewart, soprano
Barbara Bonney, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, violist Donald McInnes, violinist Eudice
Shapiro, as well as the Los Angeles Chamber Virtuosi. His expertise and experience in song
literature, chamber music, and opera make him much sought after as an accompanist, coach,
and adjudicator of area and international competitions, including regular engagements as
a judge for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Dr. Smith serves as the chair of Keyboard Studies at the USC Thornton School of Music,
as well as the director of the Keyboard Collaborative Arts Program, one of the oldest and
largest programs of its kind in the country. He has served for twenty years as a member of
the vocal coaching faculty at the Tanglewood Music Center, now also serving as coordinator
of the piano program.
Smith's own compositions for voice and piano have received performances in many parts of
the world, including commissions by the Tanglewood Music Center and the Chamber Music
Society of Lincoln Center. In addition to compositions published by Alfred Publishing,
Smith has had articles published in Piano and Keyboard magazine and his articles and
reviews on various aspects of collaborative artistry have appeared in The American Music
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